So today let's explore the possibilities . . .
As we know . . . "shingles" is caused by the same viral infection that causes chickenpox and that this virus can live in the body for years after the case of chickenpox is gone. That we know . . .
Now . . . the virus involved is called "Herpes zoster", also known as shingles. And it is caused by the reactivation of the "Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes varicella (chickenpox).
As we know . . . this virus can live in the body for years after the case of chickenpox is gone . . . it lies inactive in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain . . . re-emerging as the painful blisters of "shingles".
Okay . . . so we also know that this viral infection can occur anywhere on the body, with it most often appearing as a single stripe of blisters that wrap around either the left or the right side of the torso. But it can also show up on one side of the forehead or around one eye.
So is "shingles" contagious???
Yes and No . . . if you have "shingles", you are contagious until the last blister has scabbed over. Someone else could contract this virus from the fluid, on say a . . . bedsheet or a towel. So best to be careful and wash everything . . . everyday.
So to sum it up . . . VZV (chickenpox), this virus is contagious, but a person with "shingles" that virus is not contagious . . . unless someone else comes incontact with the shingles virus "fluid". The fluid is the contagious part.
Okay, so is there a cure . . . I couldn't find one . . .
But . . . there are ways to make this illness a little less uncomfortable.
There's a trace mineral called "metal nanoparticles", that is a natural antibiotic. I've used this mineral for the past 30+ years instead of conventional antibiotics. The reason for this is . . . conventional antibiotics only kill specific "bad" bacteria. They don't kill viruses, fungals or many bacterium's. However . . . they do kill our "good" bacteria.
Now . . . this all natural antibiotic kills over 600+ viruses, fungus and bacterias. And best part . . . DOES NOT kill our "good" bacteria. It actually increases our white blood cells for the defense of our immunity. This trace mineral has been known to treat conditions like cancer, HIV and AIDS, HERPES, eye problems and SHINGLES.
Okay . . . so taking this natural antibiotic will definitely help with this illness. Orally or topically.
The other element to help with shingles is . . . the amino acid called "L-Lysine".
You see . . . Lysine, one of the essential amino acids, has an important role in the immune system, including preventing recurrence of herpes viruses. And Lysine can increase levels of IgG, IgA and IgM. We spoke of these antibodies in a previous Health tip.
Okay . . . so listen up . . . When the body is infected with VZV, it defends itself by producing 2 types of antibodies in sequence . . . first," IgM", which appears 1 to 2 weeks after the infection and which is present for a few weeks before disappearing. Then "IgG", which appears a few weeks after "IgM" and which lasts for the rest of that person's life.
These antibodies are supposed to keep this virus and shingles a bay.
But . . . if these antibodies aren't working correctly or lacking . . .
This virus will run amuck and boom . . . you now have shingles.
So to increase the production of these very important antibodies . . . taking L-Lysine will fit that bill.
Lysine has antiviral effects by blocking the activity of another amino acid that promotes virus replication. Therefore, it may help prevent an outbreak or reducing the severity and duration.
So why is adding this essential amino acid "SO" important?
Because L-Lysine is NOT produced by the body. Therefore, it is an essential part of dietary intake and is required to form protein and maintain good health.
And this Western diet we love so much does NOT supply our body with enough of this amino acid.
So where can we find this amino acid naturally???
Well . . . that would be in meat, specifically red meat, pork and poultry, parmesan cheese (only), Cod and Sardines, eggs, fenugreek seeds and spirulina
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